Stepstool & Bench

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Project by brentmore posted 06-13-2014 05:00 PM 8481 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a little friend (my close friend’s son) who was in dire need of a stool and bench combo. After a long day of eating mashed peas and carrots, sometimes he just needs to take a break. I saw this design a few months ago and thought that it would look great in walnut. I had a nice wide piece that I was setting aside for a special project like this – so off to work I went. The walnut has both heart- and sapwood, so there’s lots of contrasting colors and grain. The finish is a poly and oil blend. Baxter, my dog, tried to claim it first but I had to break his heart and give it to its rightful owner.

-- Brent,

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#1 posted 06-13-2014 05:09 PM

Excellent work! Nothing makes a photo better than a happy client. Looks like you’ve pleased the customer.

Also, excellent and stable design on that step stool. So often an afterthought.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 06-13-2014 05:09 PM

SUPER COOL Brentmore!

Not real BIG… EASY to change!

Great design!

Nice wood!

Nice JOB!

Cool dog…

COOL kid too!!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 06-13-2014 05:12 PM

Looks like both the primary and secondary customers are satisfied. Nice work and a common sense design.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 06-13-2014 06:00 PM

That is one happy kid. Good job!

-- paxorion

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 06-13-2014 06:02 PM

Great job. Customer looks very happy (and cute also).

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 06-14-2014 07:49 AM

My husband still has a bench like this from when he was a kid, and my 18 mo son loves it now. Nice job!

-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...

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#7 posted 06-14-2014 01:25 PM

Awesome! I built this in cherry a bit over a year ago and the boys still love it. It looks great in walnut. Watch those little toes putting the back down. Great work.

-- I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them ** Thomas Jefferson

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#8 posted 06-14-2014 04:19 PM

Thanks everyone. It was a really great project that I’m sure I’ll do again. Cherry sounds like a good option for next time.

-- Brent,

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